ERIC Number: ED485093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 8
Designing a Peer Rating System for Asynchronous Discussion
Lee, Sang Joon
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, Oct 19-23, 2004
The development of technologies enables us to create online learning environments. As online learning is expanding its role in higher education, it becomes one of fundamental issues how to create online learning environments to facilitate online interaction. One of the methods is using a discussion board where learners can interact with other participants. A peer rating system can help (a) motivate learners to actively participate in discussion, (b) provide learners with opportunities of assessing other discussions believing that assessment is a tool for learning, and (c) assess learners' participation in terms of quality, not quantity, reducing the faculty?s workload. This paper will explore a way to facilitate and motivate learners to actively participate in asynchronous discussion by using a peer rating system.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Peer Evaluation, Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Motivation, Discussion, Student Participation
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